EmpowerFest is coming to Kansas City!
Reserve your spot to attend Hanger Clinic's EmpowerFest, where you will have the opportunity to learn from professional amputee athletes, world-class prosthetists, and peers who are thriving with prosthetic technology! Discover the power of shared experiences and support from an uplifting community of lower limb amputees. All ages and levels of mobility are welcome.
Peer-to-Peer Support ·
Mobility Training · Golf ·
Swimming · Yoga · Adaptive Dancing · Rock Climbing ·
Health and Wellness ·
Friday Night Concert · Medical Professional Presenters · Men's and Women's Resources · Quad Support Group · World-Class Prosthetists
Kansas City Event Details
Dates: August 23-25, 2019
Location: Kansas City, MO
Event Fee: $50 per person
*Includes daily breakfast and lunch, Friday night dinner and the concert. Guests can include family members or supportive friends.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
The deadline to make a hotel reservation through the hotel has passed. To book your hotel, please contact the EmpowerFest team at
EmpowerFest@hanger.com to receive assistance in booking your hotel at the discounted $99 rate.
The event begins at 8 a.m. on August 23 and ends at 12 p.m. on August 25.
Get driving directions to the hotel.
Kansas City International Airport is located 23 miles northwest of the hotel. Transportation options are Taxi or Uber/Lyft.
Enterprise car rental offers adaptive driving devices for cars. To rent a car, visit the Enterprise website or call
Kevin M. Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP/D
Kevin Carroll is an accomplished healthcare professional with 35+ years as a practicing prosthetist, visionary researcher, and educator. As Vice President of Prosthetics for Hanger Clinic, he travels nationally and internationally presenting scientific symposiums and managing difficult prosthetic cases.
Kevin is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and has been named a Fellow with Distinction of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, one of the highest honors of the profession. He also received the honor of Doctor of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University for his humanitarian work.
Kevin is the co-developer of the Hanger Clinic ComfortFlex® Socket System and co-developed the first prosthetic tail for Winter the Dolphin with his colleague, Dan Strzempka. Winter's story debuted on Sept. 23, 2011, in a feature film, Dolphin Tale. He has appeared on news broadcasts such as Dateline, 20/20, CBS Early Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and Discovery Channel.